A simple model of gasoline demand incorporating proxies for the complex relationships which exist is discussed. The equation representing the basic demand function is given and the relationship is estimated in five forms. Ordinary least squares regressions for each of the five forms were run on pooled cross-section time series data for the eight Canadian provinces (the 3 maritime provinces were combined) for the period 1956-72. The results are presented and compared with recent U.S. studies. The study which indicates an elastic demand, also reveals that besides income and price of gasoline, the price of automobiles, the extent of urbanization and the existing stock of automobiles are significant determinants for the demand for gasoline in Canada.

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    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Dewees, D N
    • Hyndman, R M
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 116-123
  • Serial:
    • Energy Policy
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Butterworth Scientific Limited
    • ISSN: 0301-4215

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM